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Reference Number 18496
Position Title Services Engagement Consultant
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location GOSFORD NSW, NEWCASTLE NSW
Hours Per Week 22.80
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  • Newcastle/Gosford Location
  • Permanent Full Time or Part Time Opportunity
  • Leading Not For Profit Organisation
  • Flexible Work Arrangements & Generous Salary Packaging Benefits

 Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

We support more than 27,500 people of all ages and life stages, and circumstances. We do this through 28 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; 30 clinics; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

An exciting opportunity awaits an experienced Service Engagement Consultant to join our team in our Central Coast and Hunter Region.

Responsibilities

As a Service Engagement Consultant at Vision Australia your main purpose is one of consultation and liaison between the client, Vision Australia and the NDIS. Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Using a person centred, strength-based service approach with a view to maximising participant outcomes and revenue opportunities;
  • Advocating for and mentoring participants of NDIS, My Aged Care and other individualised funding schemes;
  • Guide colleagues to broaden service delivery for optimising service value;
  • Work collaboratively and proactively with service delivery staff, Regional Practice Leaders and Regional Managers to provide transdisciplinary, holistic services for Vision Australia clients;
    Requirements

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Health sciences, Community Development , Social work or Allied Health
  • A good understanding of the services required by blind and low vision clients to support their choices in daily living, learning and education, employment and recreation activities
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and assist clients to plan and develop goals
  • High level of communication,  organisational and planning skills
  • A demonstrated understanding of person centred practices
  • Experience in developing networks with agencies such as community providers, community agencies, hospitals and Primary Health Networks
  • Experience navigating NDIS, My Aged Care or other government funding programs

Our Benefits

Working as part of Vision Australia you will enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including:

  • Friendly values based working environments
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Exciting career paths 
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities 
  • Flexible working arrangements

We’re always on the lookout for energetic, motivated people who share our values to be Person Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Commercially Focused and Agile.

Do you want to become a part of a team that supports a future where our clients have the opportunity like never before to live the life they choose? Please select the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process. 

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Candidates should address the essential job competencies as outlined the position description and should also consider and be able to demonstrate Vision Australia’s organisational values which are central to the organisation’s culture. Applications should be uploaded as a word file. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

As part of Vision Australia’s commitment to being an inclusive employer and embedding a culture where staff, volunteers and clients can be themselves and feel safe, and to protecting the best interests and safety of children and vulnerable people, successful applicants will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to  www.visionaustralia.org/careers 

We encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

Contact Person Joanne Northcote
Contact Number 0249273300
Closing Date 17/10/2017
Position Description
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